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force was further reinforced by a command
consisting of every spare man from the Prince
Albert barracks of the North-West Mounted

At six o'clock that evening Corporal Hockin
called for volunteers to charge the thicket. Nine
mounted policemen and civilian volunteers ans-
wered this call.

This was the most disastrous movement of the
day. The Indians, perceiving their intention,
were on the edge of the thicket awaiting their
onslaught. Scarcely had the fringe of the bush
been reached when Corporal Hockin received his
death wound, a bullet in the chest.

The rush continued, both Indians and raiders
firing as fast as their guns would shoot. Ernest
Grundy, postmaster of Duck Lake, was the next
to fall dead, with a bullet through his heart. An
instant later Constable J. R. Kerr went down to
his death with a ball in the chest.

One of the Indian boys., Topean, had been
killed on the edge of the brush, and Almighty
Voice had received a bullet which shattered his
right leg.

Almighty Voice had now counted his eighth
ccoo5—four killed and four wounded. Five of
the Royal North-West Mounted Policemen had
answered the call to duty; two mounted police
scouts and one civilian volunteer. All of these